Mythical Wednesday: Is there a conspiracy around the Jack the Ripper murders?
November 12, 2014 Leave a comment
Even after 128 years later, the world is still captivated by the name Jack the Ripper.
We all know the gruesome details and story behind one of the world’s worse unsolved crimes. Eleven murders in the Parrish of Whitechapter from April 1888 until February 1891 were contributed to the murderer only known as Jack the Ripper, but more than half were never really confirmed as victims. Only five; MaryAnn Nichols, Annie Chapman, Elizabeth Stride, Catherine Eddowes, and Mary Jane Kelly are considered victims, or the Canonic Five.
While theories abound as to who the murder could have been, there are a few names that may surprise you. Check out this more unusual list of people.
Many people strongly believe the murderer was either an un-educated immigrant; who were flocking to London around the time of the murders, or a member of the aristocracy of the time. Two separate ends of the economical spectrum of the Victorian era, but could there be more to these murders than the authorities of the time were able to understand?
Two of the more popular theories both involve the Royal family, and that only one woman was the target; Mary Jane Kelly.
Twenty-first century science has now thrown a new suspect into the ever growing list. If you missed it, DNA found on a shawl at one of the crime scenes has been identified as belonging to Polish-born Aaron Kosminski, which was later disputed.
Suffice to say, this unsolved murder has even withstood the technology of our time and will remain a mystery for the ages.
What do you think?